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1st Dec '16 3:58:43 AM Morgenthaler
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.
27th Oct '16 8:43:12 AM TheTropper
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', during the Lost Agent arc, after Tsukishima uses his powers to insert himself into the past of Ichigo's friends and sisters, he torments Ichigo further by speaking with Orihime through a phone, angering Ichigo enough to punch him so hard he breaks a window upon impact. This results in Ichigo getting a WhatTheHellHero moment from everyone.
26th Oct '16 1:21:58 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''; Larry tries to intimidate a tough biker in an equally tough bar, but his attempt at GrievousBottleryHarm is an EpicFail because the bottle doesn't break, even after three tries. Then the biker takes it and smashes it against his forehead. "Is ''that'' what you were tyin' to do?" [[SarcasmMode he asks.]]

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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''; Larry tries to intimidate a tough biker in an equally tough bar, but his attempt at GrievousBottleryHarm GrievousBottleyHarm is an EpicFail because the bottle doesn't break, even after three tries. Then the biker takes it and smashes it against his forehead. "Is ''that'' what you were tyin' to do?" [[SarcasmMode he asks.]]
26th Oct '16 1:21:07 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Defied in the beginning of ''Film/TheKarateKid2'';


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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''; Larry tries to intimidate a tough biker in an equally tough bar, but his attempt at GrievousBottleryHarm is an EpicFail because the bottle doesn't break, even after three tries. Then the biker takes it and smashes it against his forehead. "Is ''that'' what you were tyin' to do?" [[SarcasmMode he asks.]]
26th Oct '16 1:18:17 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Subverted in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' where [[BigBad Saoui]] becomes infuriated with [[TheMirrorTalksBack a mirror that talks back to him]] and smashes it with his fist. He's clearly wounded and bleeding. (Not that he seems to care, being the lunatic he is.)



* Defied in the beginning of ''Film/TheKarateKid2'';



* Averted in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', where [[OldMaster Mr. Miyagi]]'s strategy for [[CurbStompBattle humiliating]] [[EvilMentor Kreese]] after the tournament from [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 the first movie]] is to [[DeadlyDodging dodge his punches]] so Kreese puts his fists through the car windows behind him, cutting up his own hands.

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* Averted Defied in ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', where [[OldMaster Mr. Miyagi]]'s strategy for [[CurbStompBattle humiliating]] [[EvilMentor Kreese]] after the tournament from [[Film/TheKarateKid1984 the first movie]] is to [[DeadlyDodging dodge his punches]] so Kreese puts his fists through the car windows behind him, cutting up his own hands.hand; and then loses his temper, and ''[[TooDumbtoLive does it a second time]]'', injuring his ''other'' hand.
21st Oct '16 1:54:09 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':



*** Angel is able to jump through a skyscaper window without obtaining so much as a scratch, ''shirtless''.
*** And then there's Storm, whose face is slammed through a glass table during a fight scene, yet she doesn't suffer the slightest scratch.

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*** Angel is able to jump through a skyscaper skyscraper window without obtaining so much as a scratch, ''shirtless''.
*** And then there's Storm, whose face is slammed through a glass table during a fight scene, yet she doesn't suffer the slightest scratch.from any cuts.
8th Oct '16 10:53:27 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. Batman throws a mook through a window, then gives him a choice between bleeding to death from the resulting injuries or Batman taking him to the hospital.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. Batman throws a mook through a window, then gives him a choice between bleeding to death from the resulting injuries or Batman taking him to the hospital.hospital if he talks.
8th Oct '16 10:52:08 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''. Batman throws a mook through a window, then gives him a choice between bleeding to death from the resulting injuries or Batman taking him to the hospital.
16th Sep '16 7:40:55 AM Aquila89
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* Parodied in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'', in which two guys hurl themselves through plate glass like action movie heroes and then simply lie whimpering in agony in the glass shards below, too hurt to move.

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* Parodied in ''Film/BridgetJonesDiary'', in which two guys hurl themselves through plate glass like action movie heroes and then simply lie whimpering in agony in the glass shards below, too hurt to move. (On the other hand, they still only get extremely small cuts).
16th Sep '16 4:22:25 AM MadSpy
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* Exaggerated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8f4hpBGDYQ "Stunt City"]] deoderant ad, with various men casually smashing through glass ([[WorldOFBadass among other things]]). Starts with one man punching through his medicine cabinet mirror to get at the product, another leaping through a store's glass door, a motorcycle courier jumping through a lobby window ([[ThereWasADoor right beside the door]]), and finally ending with the first man plumetting from a helicopter through a skylight.

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* Exaggerated in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8f4hpBGDYQ "Stunt City"]] deoderant deodorant ad, with various men casually smashing through glass ([[WorldOFBadass among other things]]). Starts with one man punching through his medicine cabinet mirror to get at the product, another leaping through a store's glass door, a motorcycle courier jumping through a lobby window ([[ThereWasADoor right beside the door]]), and finally ending with the first man plumetting plummeting from a helicopter through a skylight.
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